I LOVE my city. I am constantly asked to move to another location in order to live closer to family. My answer is usually no, and folks don’t understand why.
Oakland is more than just what you hear about on the news. We all know how slanted the news can be. What’s the latest headline: A disaster, a crime, or juicy gossip of some kind. Hardly ever any good news.
And when it comes to Oakland, it’s almost always bad.
That’s why I appreciate this article by the LA times so much. It highlights neighborhoods in Oakland that are the ‘hot spots’ for shopping, eating, and even a little exercise.
Oakland is not perfect, but it is home. Check out the good news about Oakland, and hopefully, it will inspire you to come and visit.